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The Master Plan

Nike says it best...JUST DO IT! First lesson I need to learn is this. Instead if making excuses and plans to do it tomorrow, I need to just do the things I need to get done NOW instead of putting them off.

Easier said than done but I'm hoping to keep this at the front if my mind and really drill it in there -- just do it! NOW! Life's a choice and I just have to make the conscious effort to make the ones that will make me a better person instead of fill my instant need to sit on my butt or feed my face. Or feed my passive aggressive side but that a whole other set of issues. Heh.

I've tried these things before and I feel like I plan to do a complete 180* in a day which is only setting myself up for failure. This time I'm going to try a few small habit changes at a time. I've heard it takes 30 to break or make a habit so I'll do these small changes a month at a time and hopefully they will stick.

1. Organizing/Household: I'm going to pick three things to do everyday and one thing on the weekend. Dishes, one load of laundry, and making the bed. I feel like these are essential parts of a clean house and can easily be done everyday IF they are done everyday. On the weekend, I will take half an hour to an hour to pick up the house and put things in there place. Eventually is like to have this done everyday but for now, baby steps.

2. Budgeting: Research and analysis. I don't really know how to set up a good personal budget, to be perfectly honest. So, I want to see what's out there as well as analyze my spending habits. This will also help me see where I need to cut costs. Also, I'm going back to meal planning. I was doing this for about 3 weeks and it was FANTASTIC! I'm restarting this which will help with a food budget, cut eating out costs, and will help be organized and eat healthier.

3. Personal appearance: No more hair ties! Yoga class every Tuesday. And a run on the weekends - 2 miles to start then up to 3. And no more sleeping in. This only causes me to sacrifice my appearance.

This is a lot to start off with but it's a good start. I feel like its a manageable start. I started tonight, so that's a good sign I think. Thankfully I have a smartphone to help me keep on top of things, which I've never had before.

So...Let's do this thing!! Wish me luck :)


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